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Schiano, Rutgers agreed to reunite in 2020

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Greg Schiano is back as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights head football coach. The two sides agreed to a deal early Sunday morning.

This ends a tumultuous week that caused Rutgers to say that Schiano withdrew last Sunday. However, his former players came to bat for their former coach, who won as the coach at the school.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano talks to officials during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against the Iowa State Cyclones
Greg Schiano talks to officials during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against the Iowa State Cyclones (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The two parties went back to the table, despite Athletic Director Pat Hobbs disdain for the coach. Throughout this entire search, it was reported that Hobbs did not want Schiano as the leader of the program.

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The 53-year-old Wyckoff, New Jersey native returns to the Garden State with this move. His family will relocate from Columbus, Ohio.

This is Schiano’s first coaching opportunity since the 2011 season when he left the program. Following his tenure with the Scarlet Knights, he spent two seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach.

After several seasons away from football, he returned to the sidelines in 2016, as the Ohio State Buckeyes Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator. He departed that team following the 2018 season when Ryan Day took over as the head coach when Urban Meyer retired.

Schiano went 68-67 at the school. He had six winning seasons, including an 11-2 record during the 2006 season, during his previous tenure.

He’s taking over a program that has not had a winning season since the 2014 season. That season, the team went 8-5, including a 40-21 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

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In the last five seasons, the team has gone 13-47.

The program has not had more than four wins in a season, which they had two 4-8 seasons in 2015 and 2017. However, in the past two seasons, the Scarlet Knights — the Birthplace of College Football — has gone 3-21.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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